Auction 120, Lot 337

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Rhode-Island", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1825 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 11 inches
20.3 x 27.9 cm

This attractive copper engraved map details counties, roads and towns. The map extends to include Block Island. It is surrounded on three sides with French text describing the state, its history, commerce and manufacturing, education, religions, etc. A table lists all governors beginning with Benedict Arnold in 1663 to William C. Gibbs who began serving in 1821. The map was originally engraved by Young & Delleker in 1822. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 26" x 20". Buchon produced the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas. He used a better quality paper and today his maps are generally found in better condition than their American counterparts.


Condition: B

A few spots on the map and the color is a little oxidized, still good. On a full sheet of paper with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 7/18/2007